The Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor Pedal effectively eliminates noise and hum from the input signal while preserving the original sound's tonality. Natural attack and envelope remain unaffected by supp... read more
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The best At The noise Gate
If you’re absolutely in love with white noise ambience you should avoid this noise gate. For all fans of less minimalist noise should put this into every rig. This one does the job flawlessly especially in 4-cable-setting with an effects send/return-circuit. And as with all the other Boss-pedals, you can jump from a building with this one and best bet: this thing will survive. Anyway… don’t jump!
A huge impact from a small device!
I got this to solve the chaos or cacophony which arises on my live rig once the DRIVE pedal is engaged. I used to have another gate pedal but had never needed another until the last several shows so I picked up the NS-2 and holy hole in a donut, Batman, this has very minimal coloration on my tone and cuts the noise. It is one of those things you may not wish to acquire but is utilitarian so it is needed.
One of the best
NS-2 is one of the best noise gate/noise suppressor (ng/ns) pedals every designed. The threshold and decay controls let you customize the sound for any amp volume level and/or amp gain level. Built-in loop works well to help isolate and control noisy pedals or use NS-2 in four-cable method/X-pattern wiring. Pedal is designed to supply power to other Boss pedals. Great pedal that's easy to use and very effective.
Does what it does, and does it well.
Is it the cheapest? Nope. Is it the best? Depends on what you are looking for. But there is no question that when it comes to getting rid of the hiss and other non-musical stuff coming out of your effects chain, the NS-2 is the standard. It is what everything else is compared to. Lots of options make it very adaptable to a wide variety of configurations. It's not glamorous or sexy, but when you need to tame a massively overdriven distorted effects chain, it'll just work.
Gets the job done, but not my first choice
I didn't have this pedal for long before selling it.
As a gate itself, it worked great and did it's job just fine but I found this pedal to be a real tone sucker as I noticed cutting of a considerable amount of high end off my tone and turning my guitar tone to mud in a full mix, which is a deal breaker for me. I'm not saying it's an inherently bad pedal, this was just my experience with it.
So I personally wouldn't recommend but it might just be what works for you
edited about 1 month ago
EDIT 2: Got it back. Thank God...
EDIT: I am the world's biggest idiot for selling this thing...
A little tough on the initial setup if you don't know what you're doing (which I didn't when I bought it), but once you learn how it works, you'll learn why this is one of the best noise gates on the market.
edited almost 4 years ago
The one and only...
I tried a few different Noise Suppressors in the last 5 or 6 years. I also worked with a lot of different artists, live and inside studios. I had 3 or 4 pedals during that time and I need to say that all of them works almost the same way, but the NS-2 is my choice. It's not the easiest to use, like the Decimator which has only one knob (the knob is very sensitive, thou). However, if you dedicate your time to learn how to get the best sound out of your board, you will understand why there are so many people using the NS-2. First of all, connect it the way it's made to be connected: Guitar > NS-2 > SEND to Compressor/OverDrive/Distortion/Fuzz/Booster/any other "noisy pedal" that you have > RETURN to NS-2 > Delay/Reverb > AMP. Secondly, dial the knobs in order to make it fit your need. It's totally different if you play modern metal than if you play blues or indie-rock. I use the Threshold around 3 o'clock and the decay around 9 o'clock (almost facing each other). I like how it does not cut the sound abruptly. My advice: grab the NS-2 and give it a try.